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NNPC sets the record straight on 70,000 staff


The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pushed back strongly against recent media claims that the corporation has 70,000 staff in its employ.

“NNPC is not embarking on any staff performance audit, the corporation said Thursday.



” What we said in the press release that was apparently misrepresented in the media was that the Chief Operating Officers (COOs) of the various Autonomous Business Units signed performance bonds with the Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, as part of efforts to ensure that all the units deliver on their mandates in the upcoming year. There was nothing in that statement that indicated that NNPC would carry out a performance probe of staff”, Mr. Ughamadu explained.

The clarification is sequel to reports in a section of the media insinuating that NNPC has a staff strength of over 70,000 and was about conducting a performance audit of staff across its operations globally.

The statement urged journalists to always adhere to the ethics of the profession and seek clarification whenever they were not sure about any information contained press statements, adding that the doors of the Corporation were always opened to such inquiries.






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